Ironman champs tackle Epic

Ironman champions Sebastian Kienle and Ben Hoffman will be teaming to represent the Ironman Foundation when they take on the Absa Cape Epic in March. Kienle was the 2014 Ironman World Champion and is a two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion triathlete, while Hoffman is a six-time Ironman Champion. The Ironman Foundation will have a total of three teams participating in the Cape Epic on March 18-25. Joining Kienle and Hoffman will be U.S. Pro Mountain…

"Ironman champs tackle Epic"

Casper in the mood for Durban Ultra

Durban – The upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday, March 4 will give Gauteng-based triathlete Casper Moodie the opportunity to right the wrongs of 2017 when he was hampered by injury.. The 29 year-old finished 15th overall at the 2017 Durban Ultra after he powered through the swim and the ride only to come unstuck during the run. It was a difficult run for him as he struggled with stress fractures. “I was happy…

"Casper in the mood for Durban Ultra"

Commonwealth Games teams

Nolan Hoffman, Brendon Davids and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio will headline the cycling squad which forms part of the South African Commonwealth Games team for the Gold Coast Games in Australia from April 4-15. There are 18 cyclists  in the squad which will take part in road, track and mountain biking events, with men and women chosen in all three disciplines. Three men and two women will also be on their bikes for the triathlon events. There…

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Cycle Tour’s water plan saves the race

THERE has been real concern regarding the Cape Town Cycle Tour in terms of the water crisis facing Cape Town. With the so-called #DayZero approaching scarily soon after the March 11 date of the biggest cycle event in South Africa, the debate over whether the event would take place seems to have finally been laid to rest with a media statement from Cape Town Cycle Tour Director David Bellairs. The most important line from the statement…

"Cycle Tour’s water plan saves the race"

Lapierre ProRace SAT 729 is la wonderful

It’s not that unfamiliar these days to get on a new bike a couple days before a race and have to ride it flat out that weekend, as if it was the bike you’d been training and racing on for months. The advent of highly precise bike fitting systems definitely helps the cause, but fundamentally it shouldn’t be that easy in the mountain biking world. Case in point was the new Lapierre ProRace SAT 729…

"Lapierre ProRace SAT 729 is la wonderful"

Tiffany Keeps her KZN title

SEAN Merredew and Tiffany Keep proved too strong for their rivals in the road race at the KZN Road Cycling Championships near Camperdown on Sunday, but the two claimed their respective titles in contrasting styles. The experienced Merredew, who next year becomes eligible to race in the over-40 veterans category, showed his younger rivals how to manage the final kilometres of the 101km race when he set himself up to sprint to victory from a…

"Tiffany Keeps her KZN title"

KZN title number two for Grove

CAMPERDOWN – Durban-based S’annara Grove doubled up when she claimed the time trial title on the first day of the KZN Road Cycling Championships on Saturday at Camperdown. Although less than a month into 2018, Saturday’s time trial title is already Grove’s second provincial title of the year after she took the win at the KZN Triathlon Championship two weeks ago at Midmar. The men’s time trial title was won by Deno van Heerden who…

"KZN title number two for Grove"

MTB bubble has not burst

OVER the past two weeks the local KZN mountain bike scene has been rocked by two cancellations / postponements of two of the province’s major MTB events: The Hill 2 Hill and Dusi2c. First the Dusi2c confirmed rumours which began circulating last year that “Farmer” Glen Haw and his team had opted to discontinue the popular race along the banks of the Dusi and Mgeni rivers. See announcements And then yesterday, Hill 2 Hill announced…

"MTB bubble has not burst"

Two major MTB races called off

Both the two MTB races running between the historic KZN towns of Pietermaritzburg and Durban have been cancelled or postponed for 2018. See MTB bubble has not burst Two weeks ago Farmer Glen Haw and his team announced that they would no longer be organising the two-day Dusi2c event through the Dusi and Mgeni Valley. The event followed the route of the famous Dusi Canoe Marathon and saw riders enjoy some sublime natural paths and…

"Two major MTB races called off"